If past examples are anything to go by, the beleaguered Hong Kong chief executive, CY Leung, will be left to solve the problem Beijing may not even be answering his calls. The FT reports.» Read More
New York, Oct 1- ADT Corp dominates sales of home security monitoring in the United States, its shares are up 27 percent since March and the size of its business market is tripling, as a non-compete agreement with its former parent expired this week. It claims 6.4 million customers, roughly as many as when it split from Tyco International two years ago.
NEW YORK— PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. Icahn, who months ago called on eBay to spin off the lucrative online and mobile payment service, continues to believe that the payments field must be consolidated, either by PayPal buying up smaller rivals or by merging with another major player.
BOSTON, Sept 30- Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc's iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Joining a cry from law enforcement officials concerned about data encryption on Apple's newest operating system, U.S. Apple's new iPhone 6, released this month, and Google's coming update of the Android smartphone have data encryption so sophisticated that only the user may unlock it.
SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices.
NEW YORK— AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising. The arrangement announced Tuesday builds upon a partnership that AOL Inc. and Microsoft Corp. struck in April.
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Sept 30- EBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company. The news of the tax-free spinoff to shareholders sent eBay's shares up 10 percent to $58.15 in premarket trading.
PayPal hasn't aged so gracefully, but eBay's decision to spin it off next year could give it renewed life. Re/code reports.
Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its CEO seeks to recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.
NEW YORK— PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30- Google Inc is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc to Spotify. Nailing music is one way for Google to raise chances of continued success as people spend more time on mobile devices.
Europe is a "slacker with low expectations", run by politicians that strangle technological progress, Peter Thiel says. The FT reports.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30- Women venture-capital partners are becoming scarcer even as more women entrepreneurs are winning venture cash, according to a report from Babson College.
Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, says Google is relatively inexpensive and provides reasons the stock is headed higher.
TORONTO, Sept 29- Canada's broadcast regulator said on Monday it will ignore evidence from Internet-based video providers Netflix Inc and Google Inc when making new rules for television after the companies refused to hand over some data.
SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.
How one tech start-up is using data to make car insurance cheaper.
LONDON, Sept 29- Law enforcers in Europe need greater powers to retain data for longer in order to catch cybercriminals selling discrete services that police cannot trace under existing regulations, according to a Europol report published on Monday.
ATLANTA— As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.